Talking to Young Children About Suicide Part Three

Do’s                                                          Don’ts

1.Use the word Died                              Give too much detail

2.Answer questions as                            Give more information than

simply as possible                                  what was asked for

3. Give age appropriate                              Don’t delay telling the

facts and explanations                          child risking he/she will

hear it from another source

4. Stress to the child that

he/she is NOT responsible

for the death


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